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School Holiday Match Play

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The Hot Shot Matchplay program runs every weekday during each of the school holidays. This is an excellent way for all children to learn to improve and test their skills through playing the game. Children are placed in groups for their standard and age (Red, Orange, Green and Yellow ball). 

Hot Shots Leagues Finals

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And that's a wrap.
Big thanks to all players, teams, parents and volunteers for your participation over the last 6 weeks. We hope all kids enjoyed the leagues as much as we enjoyed delivering them.

The Friday night finished with the Flaming Tennis Balls winning overall by 2 Sets.
Well done to Ellie, Abel and Lizzie for their unbelievable effort and to all teams for making it a fun and competitive competition.

Abel from the Flaming Tennis Balls claimed the prize for most points accumulated over the 6 weeks with 53 points.

Our most improved player on Friday night was Hamish Crawford - great to see Hamish and the rest of the players making amazing progress and learning the game through play.

The leagues on Sunday ended with the Tennis Lazers winning overall and Charlie Stevens from the Lazers receiving a trophy for earning the most points.

Ned Gretten Watson won the prize for the 'Most improved player' on Sunday who competed in a 3-3 thriller against Charlie Stevens in the final day of the competition.

We have selected a few players to move to the green ball competition for next term. Parents will be contacted regarding the level of competition as soon as your place has been booked for term one.

Bookings for term one 2016 Leagues can be made online. Click here to book now!

Limited spaces available so make sure to book early.

Kids on court at Kooyong and the Australian Open will take place in January so please get in contact if you would like your child to participate in either event.

Wishing you all a happy and peaceful summer break and we'll see you back on court next year.

Parents & Players

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Hope you have all had a lovely break and enjoyed some of the great tennis on the television at this years Wimbledon.

Click Here to download Term 3 form or Enrol Online. The Hot Shots Matchplay will continue on Saturday mornings at Caulfield Park from 10.30am. Matchplay is a great way to put skills into practice and a good low key introduction to competition.

To challenge our talented players and develop our enthusiatic players, tennis squads cater for every player.  Squads are run on Sundays 3pm at Caulfield Park and Fridays 4pm at St Mary's Primary school.  This is a great step towards competitive tennis. Contact myself on 0417 140 186 or victoreke@gmail.com if you want to try any of these programmes.

'Keep on the road to Wimbledon'

Victor

Holiday Clinics & Term One 2015

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Are you ready for another exciting year of tennis!?

We are not far away from the Australian Open at Melbourne park which kicks off on Monday 19th January 2015. Before the main draw of the Open the qualifying rounds will take place which is a FREE event and definitely worth checking out!

Holiday Program - January 12th—January 23rd

During the first week of the holiday program we will be taking kids interested in watching the tennis to the open after the 9am—12pm session at Sacre Ceour. If you have enrolled your child in the Holiday Program (week beginning 12th January) and would like them to attend the open afterwards please get in touch. If you haven't yet enroled your child for the January clinics you can do so via our online store by clicking the link below:

http://www.totaltennis.net.au/store/

TOTAL TENNIS ONLINE STORE

We are now offering payments for Term One and various other programs through our online store. TOTAL TENNIS Team clothing will be added to the store soon. Check it out!

http://www.totaltennis.net.au/store/

Happy Hitting!

Caulfield Park Open Day

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On Sunday 23rd November we held an open day at Caulfield Park TC.  The club was open to the public for families and friends to get involved and enjoy some of great activities on the day.  It was non stop during the afternoon with people arriving continuously throughout.

Thanks to all that took part on the day and we hope to see you back on court soon!

Victor Eke 2014 inductee into TCAV Hall of Fame

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Our very own head coach and tennis legend Victor Eke has been inducted into the TCAV Hall of Fame. Victor was presented the award on Sunday 23rd November at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club and was delighted to receive the honour.

Victor is most deserving of this award after an amazing career as both player, coach, and mentor to many other coaches. He is also an amazing family man and in general an all round nice guy. 

Congratulations Victor.

Check out Victor's acceptance speech below.

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ANZ Hot Shot League

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It was another great week of tennis at Caulfield Park for the ANZ Hot Shot League. A big thanks to all the competitors and parents for their support and help throughout the day. The scores are now available online - Click here to see if your champ has made it into the top 6 in their age category.

Wilson – TOTAL TENNIS official partner – is offering the lucky winners some amazing prizes at the end of the term. Happy hitting and we will see you all back on court next week!

TT Grand Final Champions!

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Congratulations to Euan Reid, Ed Wu and David Levitz who took home the flag for the City of Camberwell Tennis Club on Sunday. A great day for the club and an excellent effort by the boys.

The Team of George Vergakis, Lachlan Wilson and Tanguy Le Bihan also played in a Grand Final. Their match went down to the last set and a tiebreaker which the other team clinched on a tiebreaker by 10 points to 8. So close!

Thanks to all the parents, players and organizers for all their hard work and commitment again this term. 

  

Cardio Tennis & Mums Program

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Why not join our Cardio Tennis programs we run throughout the week?

Open to beginners and those who would like to resume playing tennis, the Program allows you to take some times out for yourself and get fit and active whilst socialising with other mums in your area. We run various programs to cater for all levels and abilities.

For more information contact Victor on 0417 140 186 or at victoreke@gmail.com

TOTAL TENNIS Supporting the Long Walk

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2014 marks the 10 year Anniversary of The Long Walk which takes place in Melbourne on Saturday 31 May, 2014. The TOTAL TENNIS team will take part in the walk in support of the Indigenous Australians. 

On 21 November 2004 Michael Long embarked an historic trek, walking from his home in the suburbs of Melbourne all the way to Parliament House in Canberra – more than 650 kilometres away.

The Story

Michael Long is one of the most recognisable Aboriginal figures in AFL football. He played for the Essendon Football Club between 1989 and 2001, was a member of two premiership sides and the winner of the 1993 Norm Smith Medal.

Michael championed the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cause within the AFL. In 1995, Michael made a stand against racial abuse, following an on-field incident with another player, asserting that racism had no place in sport.

Ultimately this lead to Michael being one of the pioneering forces behind the racial abuse code that was adopted by the AFL in the 1990s. Michael retired from football in 2001.

After returning home from yet another Aboriginal funeral, Michael decided that something needed to be done about the plight of his people. He took it upon himself to get Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues back on the national agenda and resolved to meet with Prime Minister John Howard to discuss his concerns… even if he had to walk all the way to Canberra to do it.

Michael was joined on the road by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal supporters from all over Australia. Some walked in support for an hour, some for a day and some took the journey all the way to Canberra. As the walkers passed through the Victorian countryside, local people came out to meet them, offering encouragement, support and assistance.

Seeing both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people rallying together, Michael's Long Walk became a mission of hope. The troupe started walking out of frustration and pain but as they walked they began to understand that Australians from all walks of life had been looking for a way to express their support for Aboriginal culture for a long time.

The Long Walk website was flooded with thousands of emails from Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians expressing their support. A common theme emerged – The Long Walk provided a much-needed public vehicle allowing Australians to express their commitment to reconciliation and a united Australia.

More information can be found at: http://www.thelongwalk.com.au

Check out the TOTAL TENNIS team below sporting the 'Long Walk' shirts. Looking good!

TOTAL TENNIS Juniors Shine in Waverly League

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Glendearg All Saints Malvern Tennis Club registered it’s first premiership for the new club in the Sunday Morning Triples, Singles Doubles in C Grade (5) of the Waverley Tennis Summer Season  —  2013-2014.

Playing very consistently against older and much bigger boys, our team won every set to be premiers in their first season. Well done Andrew & Anthony Blaher (TOTAL TENNIS), Nicholas & Jonny  Spincer (TOTAL TENNIS) and a big thank you to all the parents for their support of the team.

The Saturday Morning A Reserve team was a little unlucky to finish fifth after losing on a tiebreak to the second and third teams but beating the top side in the last five matches. Our Saturday afternoon team in Section (1) were also outclassed in their semi final.